Karl Rove's Efforts to "Buy" Courts Harmed America, Says Legendary Attorney
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Why Does BigLaw Have So Few Black Partners?
Aquila on M&A: Dealmaking is Back
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ATL Law School Rankings: All About The Jobs
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A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
Only in DC: Ethics Rule Permits Non-lawyers to Own Law Firms
How a Reluctance to Deport Pop Stars Strengthens US Immigration Policy
Law Prof: The Clean Air Act Needs a Reboot
Is Punishment Dead in America?
Hailey French’s Story – When millions barely cover the bills.
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Shows Need for Amending Bankruptcy Law
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sandbagging of a Federal District Judge
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Could Mean Little for Creditors
Harvey Miller: Detroit Will Be In Bankruptcy "For A Long Time"
Bill on Bankruptcy: Make-Whole Premiums, Lehman, ResCap
Rice: Banking Lobby Won't Let New Glass-Steagall Bill Pass
As election season kicks into high gear, one thing is clear: there will not be any movement on manufacturing legislative policies on Capitol Hill until the “lame duck” session in December, if then. On the campaign trail,...more
Legislation recently introduced in the Senate would place many restrictions on the ability of a corporation navigating bankruptcy to change the compensation and benefits of employees and retirees. The bill would also create a...more
In this issue:
- The Revised OFAC 50 Percent Rule
- U.S. and E.U. Sectoral Sanctions Targeting Russia
- Additional U.S. Sanctions Targeting Iran
- Sanctions Targeting Ongoing Conflicts in Syria,...more
On September 29, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 628 (Chapter 785) which provides a mechanism for cities and counties to form Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts (EIFDs) to divert property tax...more
On 15 October 2014, the Luxembourg Minister of Finance submitted the draft budget for 2015 (the Budget Bill) to the Parliament. The Budget Bill does not overhaul the Luxembourg corporate tax environment, however, it proposes...more
Earlier this month, the U.K. Home Office announced that a measure requiring public reporting by British companies would be included in the Modern Slavery Bill that is currently being considered by the House of Commons. The...more
Since March 2014, the United States and European Union have imposed multiple rounds of sanctions restricting certain activities with Russian and Ukrainian individuals and companies as a result of the ongoing crisis in...more
In This Issue:
- Quote of the Week
- U.S.-China Relations
- Energy & Environment
- Excerpt from U.S.-China Relations:
China’s Foreign Minister Meets with President Obama and Senior...more
British Columbia continues along the path towards franchise legislation, albeit at a glacial pace. In late March, the British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI), a law reform research organization, published its Report on a...more
In This Issue:
- Recent Trends in FCPA Enforcement – First Half of 2014
- Ukraine/Russia–Related Sanctions
- New Executive Order Places Additional Reporting Obligations on Government Contractors and...more
On September 12, 2014, the United States (“U.S.”) and European Union (“EU”) both announced expanded sanctions related to Russia and Ukraine. These measures seek to increase pressure on the Russian Government to stop...more
“The first trickle through a leak in the dam” that eventually causes the dam to collapse is how Professor John Coffee characterized the adoption of fee-shifting bylaw or charter provisions by 24 companies since May of this...more
The following is an interview conducted via e-mail with Anatoly Yakorev, Director at the Center for Business Ethics & Compliance, Moscow, Russia.
Global sanctions have shot up the scale of high risks to be prioritized by international companies and financial institutions, including real estate, corporate and trust service provider businesses. The battle against...more
On September 23, District of Columbia Council Chairman Mendelson introduced the Promoting Economic Growth and Job Creation Through Technology Act of 2014 (Bill 20-0945 , hereinafter the “Act”) at the request of Mayor Vincent...more
The spirit of compromise and political will that yielded the first multilateral trade agreement under the World Trade Organization (WTO) has proven insufficient to see the so-called "Bali Package" through to formal adoption...more
In This Issue:
- DIGITAL: COVER STORY Guest Commentary: Offshore is Next Target for Environmentalists
- CRISIS How to Talk About ISIS Over Dinner
- CORPORATE & REPUTATION Non-Lethal Weapons: The Ferugson...more
The President is going to talk directly to the American people about restoring security for middle class families after a lost decade of declining wages, eroding retirement security and escalating health care and tuition...more
President Barack Obama has signed into law an amendment to the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act of 1968 (ILSA).
The new law, signed by the President on September 30, expands registration exemptions under ILSA...more
The debate regarding state preemption for Tier 2 Regulation A+ offerings appears to continue. Late last week, a group of Congressmen sent a letter to SEC Chair White reaffirming their view that the SEC has authority to...more
On September 26, 2014, President Obama signed into law House Resolution 2600 that adds the sales of condominium units to the list of “partial” exemptions under the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (ILSA). With the...more
Law Revises Legislation Set to Sunset This Year -
A new law substantially revises the state’s regulation over the massage industry, including expanding cities’ and counties’ ability to regulate massage therapists and...more
On September 19, 2014, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers followed up on comments he and Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss made last week concerning the prospects for cybersecurity...more
On September 17, 2014, the House Judiciary Committee approved the bi-partisan federal Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014, H.R. 5233, which we previously wrote about when introduced in July, 2014 by North Carolina...more
Yesterday, following a summer during which a number of major American companies announced plans to invert (i.e., shift their tax domiciles overseas following cross-border mergers), the US Treasury Department issued a notice...more
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